Industrial action by SoR: Information for patients about radiographer strike 25th-27th July

Posted 21st July 2023

The Society of Radiographers is taking industrial action at hospitals across England from 08:00 on Tuesday 25th July 2023 to 08:00 on Thursday 27th July 2023 as part of a national pay dispute with the Government. We have extensive plans in place to make sure we can continue providing safe, high-quality care during the strikes. There will be some changes to radiotherapy services at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre on those days.

Radiotherapy treatment:

Your treatment team will let you know in advance of any changes to your appointments on strike days. They will be very happy to answer any questions you may have.

All other appointments:

You should attend as planned unless contacted to say otherwise. This includes: Radiology (CT, MRI, PET-CT, x-ray, ultrasound), Chemotherapy, Clinical Decisions Unit, Day Case, Inpatient care on our wards, Outpatients, Pharmacy, Phlebotomy / Blood tests, Stem Cell Transplant.

If you need urgent advice / care

Our Hotline team is available 24/7 – including strike days – on 0800 169 5555 for anyone who is currently being treated at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre or who completed treatment in the last six weeks and who needs urgent care or advice (e.g. due to treatment side-effects).

Emergency departments in our region are expected to be very busy. For general health advice and queries – including an online symptom checker – visit 111 online ( or call them on 111 if you don't have internet access:

  • Make NHS 111 online your first port of call for all non-emergency health needs.
  • NHS 111 online offers you fast access to advice on the best options for getting care. They can also organise call backs from a trained clinician or nurse, or book you a face to face appointment in A&E or with a GP if needed.
  • It’s really important that people know where to go for advice and treatment this week, as local services are very busy: contact NHS 111 in the first instance, or try a walk-in centre, GP, or pharmacy.

Call 999 if it is a life-threatening emergency.